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RE: The image of Saudi Arabia in the world
Jim - You and I finally agree with one another! You have articulated a perfect solution.
During my college years, I was friendly w/ several of the Saudi Royal family while they were studying here. At first, I was a little awestruck. After a few years, that drastically changed. They are well-dressed, well-educated, but in many ways totally uncivilized.
Their bottom line, even back then was " I really want to do whatever I want, and absolutely nothing can stand in the way of my desires." A cool concept to a teenager, but eventually that wore thin.
What really ticks me off, is that Royals from other countries who I was friendly with and still am, are still friendly with them. I washed my hands of the Saudis, years ago.